Whenever I create a philosophical opnion, I will post it here.
1. Political Correctness
My least favorite words in the whole world are "political correctness" and its counter "political incorrectness", I hate it when people use those words. People use them and they don't even know what they really mean and it's time to define them.
For example, "political correctness" does not mean making Santa Claus black and "political incorrectness" does not mean saying the black Santa Claus got fat by eating fried chicken. Politeness and insensative jokes have been around forever, but that does not make you "politically correct" or "politically incorrect." The terms have political and social connotations to them and are both used by the right to disparage liberals.
Let me go on the record and say that every policy and idea promoted by liberals will be labeled "politically correct." This is especially true with social issues. A conservative will say something like "I can't say something about blacks or hispanics or etc cause it's politically incorrect" then they will go ahead and say it as if they are being rebellious. But they aren't being rebellious, they are being racist. Calling something "politically correct" is in a way an enablement for racism and it's time to point that out.
I find this ironic cause conservatives say that political correctness is censorship, but they go ahead and say it anyways. But I find that liberals will be hesitant to say something out of fear of being called "politically correct", so it's the exact opposite of what conservatives say. I think it's time to just called conservatives what they are: racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and bigoted. In the mean time, I think it's time for us to demonize the terms "political correctness" and "political incorrectness" as if they were saying the n-word. If anything, those terms are worse than the n-word or any other racist slang cause those terms enable racism and other bad human emotions. The end goal of conservatives is to change society so they can make it hell for everyone and everything they call "politically correct." That's why we shouldn't use those terms unless we are using them to talk about how bad they are are.
It's funny cause if a conservative reads this, they will be like "saying political correct is now politically incorrect, so I will say this as much as possible." Good, I want them to cause then it will expose their agenda and more people realize that I'm right and the terms are used to censor liberals and change society for the worse. I just don't want liberals/normal people to use it as a form of self-criticism.
2. Being Right for the Wrong Reason
Here's a story I made up:
Four people were attending dinner at someone special's house and they arrive in the dining room to eat. They sit down in their seats and the chefs bring out the main course. All four guests are eagerly awaiting to eat and when the food arrives to the table, they start to put the meat on their plate. They are about to chow down when one asks what they are about to eat and the host replies:
Each of the four guests has a different reaction to the knowledge.
The first guest is stunned for a second and when the reality sinks in, she stands up and storms out of the room while ranting about how awful it is.
The second guest is also outraged, but instead of leaving, he sits and eats the puppy. He is ashamed, but he doesn't want to make a scene like the first guest who he thinks is rude.
The third guest also eats the puppy, but he enjoys it. He burps and asks for seconds. He bites all the meat off the bones and makes puppy jokes. He looks over at the second guest and asks why he isn't enjoying the food and equates him with the first guest for not liking the puppy even though he eats it anyways.
The fourth guest looks at the meat and slowly stands up and leaves.
When the fourth guest walks outside, he sees the first guest still ranting. She looks at him and smiles.
"You didn't want to eat the puppy either?"
"Good for you, it's a shame the other two are eating the puppy."
"Yeah it is a shame...I thought they were going to serve kitten."
The first guest frowns.
Moral of the story: sometimes being right for the wrong reason makes you wrong. The first guest and the fourth guest agreed it was wrong to eat the puppy, but for different reasons. Because the fourth guest wanted to eat kittens instead of puppies, he is as awful as the second and third guests.
Now let's put in place certain ideologies to the guests. The first guest represents the liberals who are the only ones who are right. The second guest represents the "moderate" Democratic establishment, they go along with the Republicans on some issues like bank bailouts even though they don't like it and even criticize the liberals for trying to do the right thing. The third guest represents the Republican establishment and they enjoy doing the wrong thing. The fourth guest represents the far-right, the Ron Paul/teabagger group. They represent bad ideas also and only criticize the other groups cause they don't agree with their bad ideas. This is why liberals should avoid them.
3. There is no "Double Standard" or "Exception to the Rule"
I hear a lot of people use the term "double standard" to mean that one side gets an unfair advantage over another out of bias. The term itself is a myth. A standard can't be double unless there are two standards. It's the same thing with the phrase "exception to the rule." If there is a rule, there can't be an exception to it unless there is another rule. In short, there are no double standards or exceptions to rules, but there are standards to a double and rules to exceptions.